Congress has voted to override a presidential veto of legislation that allows 9/11 families to sue the government of Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts for their alleged backing of the terrorist hijackers.
When he vetoed it, President Barack Obama argued the legislation, known as the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, would undermine U.S. interests and expose American military officials to potential legal problems in other countries. But many 9/11 family members are happy JASTA has become law. More.
Congress overrides Obama veto: 9/11 families can sue Saudi Arabia